Mona McSharry happy to keep training in Ballyshannon ahead of Olympics bid

World junior champion Mona McSharry says she will keep her training base in Ballyshannon as she chases her dream of becoming the first Sligo woman to compete at the Olympic Games.

The Grange native is targeting a place on the Irish team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, after setting a new Irish 100 metres record at her first senior European Championships in Copenhagen in December.

The Coláiste Cholmcille student says she intends to take a year out and concentrate solely on her training after completing her Leaving Cert in 2019.

And she told Ocean FM’s Francie Boylan Show this morning that she wants to continue that training with her coaches Grace Meade and Sinead Donagher in the Marlins Swim Club in Ballyshannon, rather than be based out of Dublin…

You can listen back to Mona’s interview and all of the broadcast from Coláiste Cholmcille here:

Podcast: Francie Boylan Show From Coláiste Cholmcille Ballyshannon